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Movers & Shakers: PPG Booth to Feature Array of Stars and Cars; Ringbrothers Partners with Prestone

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PPG will present several automotive stars at the 2016 SEMA Show, including Bobby Alloway and Charley Hutton.

PPG SEMA Show Booth to Feature an Array of Stars and Cars

The PPG exhibit (booth #24601) at the 2016 SEMA Show will focus on the combination of advanced refinish products, custom builders and imagination. PPG will present several industry start in its booth, including Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio; Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop; Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters; Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio; Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery; Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz; and Joey Logano, Team Penske NASCAR Sprint Series driver.

In addition to the stars listed above, PPG will showcase an array of stunning cars, trucks and bikes, including Hutton’s Ridler award winner “Olds Cool;” Hollenbeck’s Ford, named America’s Most Beautiful Roadster; Ryan Korek’s merlot-red international pickup dubbed “Eight Dollar Corn;” Jerry Kjensrud’s Chevy “Halo,” Grand National Roadster Show award winner; Nathan Curry’s debut of his tribute motorcycle; and Joe Ballard’s multiple award-winning tribute custom bike.

Lloyd Mats Chooses Kahn Media as Agency of Record

Kahn Media has announced that it has been selected as the PR and marketing agency of record for Lloyd Mats. Kahn Media will assist Lloyd Mats as it rolls out several new licensed products and raise consumer awareness of the brand. Kahn Media will also oversee public and media relations for Lloyd Mats and manage its product placement and promotion strategies, search engine marketing and remarketing strategies, social media management and video production.

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Westin Adds New Rep Firm Kunzman & Associates and Announces Sales Team Changes

Westin Automotive Products Inc. has announced the addition of Kunzman & Associates as its newest rep agency as of October 1, 2016, covering the Eastern region and parts of the Midwest region of the United States. In addition, the company has added two new regional managers and district sales support to its Westin Automotive Products Inc. sales team. Junior Calvert, who has been with Westin for 28 years, has been promoted from national accounts manager to director of national accounts covering Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and the OEM and national accounts portion of the business. Mike Stickney has been promoted to national sales manager. He has 27 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry. David Crockett will work as the company’s new Eastern regional and Canada sales manager. He also has 27 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry, most recently as vice president of sales at his previous company. Jason Morrison will work as the company’s new Western region sales manager. He brings with him 22 years of experience in the aftermarket and OEM business, and was most recently the Western regional and training manager with his previous company. Cameron Quiroz, as Western district sales representative, will assist Morrison in his territory. Cameron has been with Westin for eight years holding positions within customer service and engineering.

New Permatex Website Features Advanced Product Search and Knowledge Base

Permatex has unveiled a new, user-friendly website, which has been specifically designed to help customers learn all they can about the solutions that are available for their threadlocking, gasketing, sealing and general maintenance problems. The Permatex website features a search function called “Find Your Solution,” which helps customers locate the exact product for their application need. The website incorporates advanced product filtering and search options that allow selection by brand, product category and project type. TDS and SDS documentation for all products is searchable by both U.S. and Canadian part numbers. The website’s FAQ section features a “Knowledge Base” information hub on each Permatex product type and shares common questions and issues typically associated with each product. The homepage of also features a “What’s Going On” slider that highlights the latest Permatex product innovations and news, and a social media feed that allows consumers to interact with the Permatex brand across a number of social media platforms.

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Ringbrothers have named Prestone their official cooling system partner, and will unveil plans for the partnership, including a new project vehicle build for the brand, at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Ringbrothers Announces Partnership With Prestone Products Corp.

Prestone Products Corp. has been named an official partner of Ringbrothers, formalizing a relationship between the custom car builder and the purveyor of cooling system products. Beyond Prestone’s support of Ringbrothers, the two companies will also formally reveal plans for a new car build that will revitalize a long-lost American performance icon at the 2016 SEMA Show. Ringbrothers and Prestone will launch the new partnership at the 2016 SEMA Show in a variety of ways, including a press conference hosted by Prestone, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., in its booth #30327 in the Upper South Hall. Prestone President Steven Clancy along with Jim and Mike Ring will reveal plans for the new Prestone project car by Ringbrothers that will be unveiled at the 2017 SEMA Show, giving the brothers only 12 months to complete the build. Prestone will also have the Ringbrothers’ “World’s Fastest Winnie” 900hp ’72 Winnebago Brave on display in its booth.

Creative Werks Named Exclusive North American Distributor of GC Cooling Fans and Blowers

Creative Werks has entered an exclusive agreement to act as the North American sales, distribution and engineering center for Italian-made GC Cooling OEM and aftermarket high-performance cooling fans and blowers. Through the arrangement, Creative Werks will launch the product line made by General Cab of Asti, Italy, to both OEM and automotive aftermarket customers throughout the United States and Canada. Under the guidance of Creative Werks President Bob Folkestad, the company will debut the wide range of high-performance cooling solutions that GC Cooling provides for the automotive, specialty-vehicle, truck, bus, motorcycle and off-highway market segments.

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